The First Visit

We strive to make each child’s first visit to the dentist a fun, positive start to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

One of our caring team members will greet you and your child in the waiting room where there are games and toys to make your child comfortable. You will then be asked to accompany your child to a patient room. At this time, you and your child will be taught how to maintain a healthy smile, with brushing, flossing, and a good diet. Your child will also receive a dental cleaning with a fun- flavored toothpaste. X-Rays will be taken if they are indicated with our special “camera”.

Dr. Kailes will then complete a comprehensive oral examination to evaluate your child’s bite, discuss any habits, tooth eruption, and check for dental decay (cavities). If any dental treatment is recommended, Dr. Kailes and her team will do their best to make sure you have a good understanding of your treatment options and our policies. Your child will then receive a fluoride treatment and be rewarded for their first visit with a sticker and a token for our treasure tower. A “goodie” bag will be given to your child with a new toothbrush, floss, and other helpful information.

Reading a book is a great way to prepare your child for coming to the dentist. Here are a few of our favorites:

    • Show Me Your Smile!: A Visit to the Dentist (Dora the Explorer)
      • Christine Ricci, Robert Roper
    • Just Going to the Dentist : Golden Look-Look Book
    • Barney Goes to the Dentist
      • Linda Cress Dowdy
    • Going to the Dentist
      • Anne Civardi, Michelle Bates, Stephen Cartwright
    • The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
      • Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
    • What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist
      • Heidi Murkoff